News America's workforce is getting older

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  1. dawg

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    Getting fired for getting old — or never being considered for an opening in the first place — is a problem that's only going to get worse.

    America's workforce is getting older, and fast. By 2022, about 35 percent of the U.S. labor force will be over 50, according to AARP. That's up from 25 percent in 2002.

    At the same time, a stubbornly middling economic recovery continues to set old workers against younger ones, and places a target on the back of every experienced, higher-salaried employee.

    "Every time there's a recession, there's a pattern of age discrimination," said Patricia Barnes, author of the book "Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment."

    "It is totally predictable, but Congress has done nothing," she said.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/careers/older-workers-getting-new-job-can-be-gamble-n605471
     
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    Thanks Obama
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    And current speculation is that the robot workforce will begin having a significant impact by 2025.
     
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    I see a lot of old workers doing jobs that younger folks should be doing,
    but either the pay isn't enough,have to work weekends, hours aren't good or just plain lazy.
     
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    It sucks that truck drivers and mail carriers will lose their jobs but now you have to go to college and get a real degree, not some liberal arts bullshit unless you want to be on welfare.
     
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    America can't sustain itself. A global economy is killing the middle class. Which used to be able to afford a home and raise kids on the average salary of a working male. I'm many communities now both adults need to work to get by and prospect of kids, retirement at a healthy age are shrinking drastically, and there is no sign of change to come other than a outright citizens revolt.

    I don't intend to work until I die. If i do it will be because I want to work, not because I have to in order to survive. That all being said we have full intention to save enough to retire on the Black Sea in Ukraine where my wife grew up. Great jumping off point for travel around Europe, both East and west. And the life isn't that bad and a few bucks goes a really long way.
     
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    Howdy Dawg.

    Is everything OK? Seems like you haven't been around posting as much as usual.
     
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    Not that degrees get you much of anywhere anymore.

    Most also don't want to work shit jobs and climb to the top and make a name for themselves.
     
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    Coke Can Baby Don't be a skunk Gold

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    Ukraine? Just got to watch out for those pesky ruskies and their shennanagins
     
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    That's good gives them something to do
     
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    if you want to work still then go nuts
    if you have to work still then I do feel bad for those types
     
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    Don t be fooled about the way we never were. The single income covering everything , plus a pension was a post WW2 blip on the employment spectrum......50 years earlier you were down on the farm till death did it's part,...no Social Security INSURANCE (not pension) , no 401's ,...blah blah blah.
    Now 50 - 60 years later the rising tide lifted all the boats in China, Mexico, Bangledesh etc.
    Adjust or get left behind..those jobs ain't coming back. I tell my young friends get cracking cause there's a shitload of foreigners that will jump at the opportunities in America any second. Yeah they will work at McDeath, or on a lawn non stop to get ahead.
    A friend was in Mexico and saw a help wanted sign in a gift store...$7.00 a DAY. No wonder they're risking death to get to Arizona or California. Yep still the land of opportunity.

    "Musky but not pooney " Mr X
     
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    Dey already killing the black man in Texas.

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    I agree. I should've also added how Americans love to wax nostalgic about times past and are to chickenshit to admit that the past is gone and not coming back.
     
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    You mean like how today public schools are the enemy and should be private but in the 50's public schools was part of the backbone that drove our society?

    People are educated today by Internet Memes sadly.
     
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    Those are just bringing out the truly stupid in human society
     
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    It's because young people are entitled and don't want to work. I hope there's a revolution. They r gonna start something and don't know how to finish it...playing wow all day ..looking on their phone...don't have a clue...America is a great country maybe they should take a vacation to Serbia for a week...little shits
     
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    They always are looking to piss in people's cereal
     
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    I agree, also people that sit online all day complaining about government and other groups keeping them down. Its all horse shit, they dont want to work. In Texas right now we are booming in construction, i dont see any of those people online complaining lining up for those jobs. Why is that? Because you would actually have to work a full day in 110 degree Texas weather. These people dont want that, they want to complain about how the man and minorities is keeping him down.
     
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    While older folks dont mind putting in hard day work and not complain, its they its always been for them.